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Sexual Harassment Policy and Pledge

2018-02-19T07:49:00+00:00

Over the past several months I have been sickened every time I hear a story about sexual harassment within campaigns or political organizations. Brave women have started speaking out about their experiences and I’m thankful that they have brought this issue to the forefront of Democratic politics in our state. The type of behavior that these women experienced is unacceptable and the culture that has allowed it to happen needs to end immediately. This past December I called for the creation of a Sexual Harassment Task Force within the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association. In short order, this Task Force [...]

Sexual Harassment Policy and Pledge 2018-02-19T07:49:00+00:00

IDCCA Annual Chicago Reception 2018

2018-02-14T13:59:44+00:00

You are invited to join the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association for our Annual Chicago Reception 2018 honoring Democratic Party Builder Award 2018 Recipients: William McNary, Citizen Action Illinois Co-Director Hon. Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President Hon. Debra Shore, Commissioner on the Board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Monday March 12, 2018 5:30pm – 7:30pm Hubbard Inn 110 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 60654 Gold Sponsor – $5,000 Silver Sponsor – $2,500 Bronze Sponsor – $1,000 Individual – $150 Young Professional – $75 Click here to purchase tickets online!

IDCCA Annual Chicago Reception 2018 2018-02-14T13:59:44+00:00

Learn more about the Democratic Attorney General Candidates

2018-01-24T13:14:10+00:00

The Illinois Democratic County Chairs' Association announced that it will be hosting two candidate forums for the Democratic candidates for Attorney General in Springfield and Chicago. Each forum will be open to the public, free to attend, within ticket availability, and press. All 8 candidates have confirmed their attendance for both forums. Springfield Forum: WHO: IDCCA, 970 WMAY Springfield and Democratic Candidates for Attorney General WHERE: Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 South 6th Street WHEN: Monday, February 5, 7 pm – 8:30 pm. Doors open at 6 pm. Media avail with Chairman Doug House at 6:30. Seats at 6:45. [...]

Learn more about the Democratic Attorney General Candidates 2018-01-24T13:14:10+00:00

Democratic Attorney General Candidate Forum

2018-01-22T12:01:50+00:00

The Illinois Democratic County Chairs' Association announced that it will be hosting two candidate forums for the Democratic candidates for Attorney General in Springfield and Chicago. Each forum will be open to the public, free to attend, within ticket availability, and press. The IDCCA is proud to be partnering with Jim Leach from 970 WMAY-AM Springfield to moderate the forum in Springfield, to be held at the Hoogland Center for the Arts, and Amanda Vinicky of WTTW/Chicago Tonight to moderate the Chicago forum at International Union of Operating Engineers Local 399. To date, the following candidates have confirmed their participation: [...]

Democratic Attorney General Candidate Forum 2018-01-22T12:01:50+00:00

2018 Women’s March to the Polls

2018-01-17T12:43:19+00:00

One year ago millions of women throughout the United States gathered to make sure that their voices were heard and show their resistance to Donald Trump. Since they women have led the charge with historic victories in Illinois, Virginia, New Jersey and Alabama. On Saturday, January 20th, women throughout Illinois will gather to once again make sure that their voices are heard and to continue resisting Donald Trump's racist policies. You are invited to join them! Here is a list of events by city: East Peoria Women's March to the Polls Carbondale Women's March to the Polls Chicago Women's March [...]

2018 Women’s March to the Polls 2018-01-17T12:43:19+00:00

Democrats Ready to Defeat Rauner and Trump

2017-08-17T09:46:07+00:00

For Immediate Release August 17, 2017 Contact: Dan Kovats, IDCCA Executive Director (773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com Democrats Ready to Defeat Rauner and Trump Record-breaking Turnout at IDCCA Brunch Demonstrates Surge of Enthusiasm Springfield, IL -- Democrats, motivated by the one two punch of incompetence and chaos brought on by Donald Trump and Bruce Rauner, came out in record numbers for Illinois’ largest gathering of activists, Party leaders, and supporting institutions.  Approximately 1,800 attendees supported the annual Illinois Democratic County Chairman's Association's (IDCCA) brunch and raised over $250,000 to assist Democrats up and down the ballot. “Democrats are fired up and ready [...]

Democrats Ready to Defeat Rauner and Trump 2017-08-17T09:46:07+00:00

Gash and Houlihan to Receive Democratic Party Builder Awards

2017-07-10T11:12:54+00:00

Gash and Houlihan to Receive Democratic Party Builder Awards by Art Friedson, @artfri The Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association is pleased to announce that it will be honoring two outstanding Illinois Democrats, Hon. Lauren Beth Gash and Hon. Bill Houlihan, with Democratic Party Builder Awards at the ILDCCA’s Chairmen’s Brunch on August 17, 2017. Both honorees have long records of distinguished service and significant accomplishments building grassroots support for progressive issues and Democratic candidates in Illinois. Lauren Beth Gash, of Highland Park, Lake County, is a life-long community organizer who has served as an Illinois State Representative, a Commissioner with [...]

Gash and Houlihan to Receive Democratic Party Builder Awards 2017-07-10T11:12:54+00:00

IDCCA Democratic Party Builder Award

2018-02-21T15:14:49+00:00

The Illinois Democratic County Chairs' Association has started an annual award to recognize the outstanding contributions from individuals to the Democratic Party. The IDCCA Democratic Party Builder Award is selected by the IDCCA Executive Board and previous award recipients. The award is given at the annual IDCCA Chicago Reception and the annual IDCCA County Chairs' Brunch. Please click on the names and pictures for more information on previous award recipients. Class of 2018 Hon. Toni Preckwinkle Hon. Debra Shore William McNary Class of 2017 Bill Houlihan Lauren Beth Gash Kevin Conlon Clem Balanoff

IDCCA Democratic Party Builder Award 2018-02-21T15:14:49+00:00

Training Dates

2018-02-20T12:35:53+00:00

You are invited to attend any of the upcoming Precinct Committeeperson Training and Votebuilder Training 2018 Training Schedule Saturday February 17, 2018 - Precinct Committeeperson Training - Utica - 9:30am Saturday March 3, 2018 - Volunteer Training - Granite City - 9:30am Saturday April 7, 2018 - Votebuilder Training - Urbana - 10:00am Saturday April 14, 2018 - Precinct Committeeperson Training - Princeton - 10:30am Saturday April 21, 2018 - Votebuilder Training - Bloomington-Normal - 10:00am Saturday April 28, 2018 - TBD

Training Dates 2018-02-20T12:35:53+00:00